Predicting Lunar Eclipses
Students explore lunar eclipses and discover how to predict an eclipse the same way that ancient people did. They examine dates of recorded eclipses and find a pattern. Students apply an algorithm to the pattern.
8th - 12th Math 9 Views 23 Downloads
New Review Dividing by (x – a) and (x + a)
Patterns in math emerge from seemingly random places. Learners explore the patterns for factoring the sum and differences of perfect roots. Analyzing these patterns helps young mathematicians develop the polynomial identities.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Moon Watch: Observing the Lunar Phases with a Model
How do you know the moon is going broke? It's down to its last quarter. The lesson provides a more accurate way to teach lunar phases. The emphasis isn't just on naming or understanding them, but being able to explain why they occur....
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Patterns - Numbers, Shapes, etc.
Find the pattern is the name of the game! Learners examine different patterns represented by numbers, shapes, and words. They must describe the pattern, predict the result in a given position, and find an equation that represents a...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Communications and the Lunar Outpost
Can you hear me now? Groups use given information about communication on the moon to determine the maximum distance an astronaut can travel and stay in communication. Using the calculations, they determine what lunar features they can...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering Phi: The Golden Ratio
Fe, phi, fo, fum. This activity leads pairs to find the ratio of consecutive terms of the Fibonacci sequence. The pairs find that the Fibonacci sequence can be found in many places. A discussion with the class shows that the ratios found...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed